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Wide Awake! (album) by Parquet Courts 

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Wide Awake!
Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts (2018)
Release date: 2018-05-18
Overall rank: 4,253rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 210 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 2018 (7th)
Top albums of the 2010s (572nd)
Best albums of all time (4,253rd)

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Parquet Courts bestography

Wide Awake! is ranked 2nd best out of 8 albums by Parquet Courts on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Parquet Courts is Light Up Gold which is ranked number 1845 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,159.

Parquet Courts album bestography « Higher ranked (1,845th) This album (4,253rd) Lower ranked (5,483rd) »
Light Up GoldWide Awake!Sunbathing Animal

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Wide Awake! rankings

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 210 votes)
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80/100
11/12/2018 21:34
73/100
 
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80/100
 
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75/100
From Altsoul 11/08/2018 22:38
It's good to see that they're gaining some recognition now but c'mon people, check Parquet Courts's previous stuff. Human Performance is way better than this one. Still a very good album with some nice tracks.
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From Cargusbralem 10/06/2018 22:03
I'm blown away. I never expected to like a post-punk record this much. Those basslines oh sweet Jesus.
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From corenfro 08/01/2018 00:32
Definitely a quality consistent album! Very good - best I've heard from them. They go away from the punk sound a bit more and branch out into a few different styles. I don't know what's with the track ratings here it's about the inverse of my opinion.

Total Football, Before the Water Gets too High, Back to Earth, and Death Will Bring Change are the highlights here in my opinion.

I'm a NON-punk fan and I do appreciate how enjoyable this is and how even though there's a decent amount of shades of early 80's punk it's not overwhelming and something melodic will come in and honestly some of the tracks here and guitar work - even on the punk songs - is quite addictive.

Great album, maybe a few listens more I bump it up to an 8.
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100/100
From HeyItIsWilliam 07/29/2018 04:04
My favorite album of the year. Brilliant lyrics, catchy instrumentation, a great rock feel.
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95/100
From RomanRelic 07/21/2018 10:44
This will easily be one of my albums of the year if not THE album of the year. Really catchy tunes and some really clever lyrical work here. The production here is also of exceptional quality.

Highlight - the baseline intro to Violence and this track in general.

Fav tracks - Violence, Total Football, Before the Water Gets Too High, Back to Earth, Wide Awake, Death Will Bring Change, Tenderness

Weakest track (but still good) - NYC Observation

9/10 could be higher on repeat listens
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85/100
From Scoott 07/01/2018 08:59
Just a solid punk record. Been a while since I've heard one so this was very much welcome.
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80/100
From johnner 06/22/2018 00:48
Parquet Courts are the archetypal good-time band, optimistic, wide-eyed and with enough feel-good tunes to get anyone rockin’. That’s not to say that they can’t be affecting cos they can e.g. Freebird II or Death Will Bring Change, but they’re one band not to be forgotten once the party’s over.
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From ItSaysDilbert 06/19/2018 02:16
Very good!

Favorite tracks: Wide Awake

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From PlasticRob 06/15/2018 10:29
Post-punk goodness. Definitely slicker and poppier than their previous work, no doubt due to Danger Mouse's production, but it definitely retains their energy and spirit. It seriously *grooves* - a lot of auxiliary percussion accompany the drums on the recordings and some of it is even - dare I say - dance-able (especially the title track). One of my favs of the year so far.
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From LordPotato73 06/12/2018 09:36
This album is so catchy but at the same time interesting. I really liked the "shout" kind of singing like in violence and also liked the funky approach in the song wide awake. Total football is a great opener (although it's youtube clip was boring but this has nothing to do with the music). I would say my other favorite songs from the album are almost had to start a fight and before the water gets too high. There were some low moments that I felt bored like in freebird II but they're completely forgotten and overshadowed by all the good moments. I feel like this album connects to me in a very personal level. That's the kind of music I want to hear. My favorite album of 2018 so far. 9/10
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